Gotabaya Rajapaksa States Openly in the Presence of Mahinda Rajapaksa at SLPP Headquarters Meeting That There Are No Barriers To His Contesting the Next Presidential Elections as he has Relinquished his US Citizenship on May 17th 2019

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday said there were no barriers to contesting the upcoming Presidential Elections as a candidate, as his US citizenship was relinquished on 17 May. Rajapaksa, together with Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, attended a meeting of Local Government Chairmen at SLPP headquarters on Thursday, where he said that he had also obtained a Sri Lankan passport after notifying the Immigration and Emigration Department that he had relinquished his dual citizenship. Continue reading ‘Gotabaya Rajapaksa States Openly in the Presence of Mahinda Rajapaksa…

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Indian Intelligence Reports State Six “Lakshar -e-Taiba”Terrorists Comprising One Pakistani and Five Sri Lankan Muslims Have Infiltrated Tamil Nadu Via Sri Lanka And Settled Down in Coimbatore Posing as “Vibhuti”(holy ash) Wearing Hindus.

By Wilson Thomas High alert was issued in Coimbatore late on Thursday following an intelligence input that six LeT terrorists had intruded into Tamil Nadu and had settled in Coimbatore. The alert, the authenticity of which was confirmed by credible intelligence sources, said that the six member group intruded into Tamil Nadu via Sri Lanka. Of the six men, one was a Pakistan national and the others were Muslims from Sri Lanka. The Pakistani was identified as Illyas Anwar in the alert. It said that the men were in the…

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Shavendra Silva’s appointment as the army commander is a test for the international commitment to accountability and reconciliation in Sri Lanka

PRESS STATEMENT 24 August 2019, London Shavendra Silva’s appointment as the army commander is a test for the international commitment to accountability and reconciliation in Sri Lanka The appointment of Shavendra Silva (Silva) as the new Commander of the Sri Lankan army is a deeply troubling development. For the Tamil community, this signals the end of the road for reconciliation efforts from the Sri Lankan Government. For the international community and all those interested in human rights and accountability in Sri Lanka, the message is unambiguous – the country cares…

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His Excellency Yasushi Akashi met with the Leader of the Tamil National Alliance

Press Statement Senior Japanese Diplomat and United Nations administrator His Excellency Yasushi Akashi met with the Leader of the Tamil National Alliance Hon R Sampanthan member of Parliament, Yesterday (20.08.2019) at his residence in Colombo. Mr. Sampanthan expressed upon the Special ambassador that though the armed conflict has come to an end, the solution to the Tamil people’s grievances which were the causes for the armed conflict are yet to be fulfilled.  Further, he said, the international community played a key role in bringing the war to an end. The government…

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